By Lisa Nielsen
The goal for many people following tragedies such as a natural disaster or a global pandemic, is to get back to normal. This means back to school. Back to work. But is normal what we really want to get back to?
The Uncomfortable History of American Schooling takes a look at why we do what we do. It challenges us to consider if back to normal is really what we want or if it’s just what we know. It helps us grapple with the question: Could there be something better? For answers to that we look at the through-line from our past starting in the 1500s til today.